Russians charged with terrorism in Lebanon
( RT ) - Four Russians have been charged in Lebanon with terrorism. They are part of a group of 20 people who have been accused of belonging to the Al-Qaeda inspired Fatah Islam Group.
Lebanon has been gripped by a recent wave of violence including terror acts in one of the country's Palestinian refugee camps.
Terrorists took control of one of the camps in May, while Lebanese military forces fought to remove them.
More than 150 Lebanese troops and more than 200 militants have been killed while about 200 others have been arrested.
One of the accused Russian nationals, is currently being held. The authorities say the rest remain at large.
"It seems that these Russian citizens are from Chechnya. The Fatah Islam Group who now battle against the army have brought some Islamic militants who have been told that they would come to Lebanon in order to have some training and then go back to Iraq. Now there will be an investigation and trial afterwards. One of the Russians is arrested and three other have managed to escape," Walid Choucair, Director of National Desk from Dar Al-Hayat Newspaper, commented.